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Baby monitors are on the top list of products new parents look to buy, but the choices are becoming increasingly difficult to manoeuvre. Today there are audio, video, and smart baby monitors, all offering different features to protect your child.
From top brands such as BT, Motorola, and Philips our list of best baby monitors covers the whole spectrum of budget and feature requirements; and meet our criteria for top-quality.
The BT Baby Monitor 400 is a new user-friendly audio monitor, which features the latest technology for HD sound for a range of up to 300 metres. There is an automatic “link” light on the parent unit, offering peace of mind that you are in range and receiving a signal from the baby monitor, and a low battery alert for peace of mind. And unlike some other budget and entry-level baby monitors, the BT 400 offers excellent value with a talk back function.
Want to keep an eye as well as an ear on your little one? The BT Video Monitor 1000 is our highest customer rated video monitor offering excellent audio and video quality as well as value for money. The reliably secure connection will provide an indoor range of up to 50 metres (outdoor range is up to 300 metres) and provide crisp audio and clear images so that you can relax wherever you are in your home. As with our no.1 on the list, the BT Video Baby Monitor 1000 boasts a wealth of extras, including a temperature sensor, talk-back feature, and lullabies. The intuitive camera will automatically switch between day and night modes, and up to four camera units (sold separately) can be integrated, making it an ideal choice if you have more than one child.
The next digital video baby monitor on our list is the Motorola MBP 36S. A high-quality unit, which delivers outstanding video and sound quality. The controls are easy-to-use and the battery life will last up to 10 hours on a single charge. If no expense is to be spared and you demand the best, the MBP36S is an excellent choice. The parent unit boasts a large 3.5" Colour TFT LCD Display, convenient LED indicators (so you can keep an eye on the noise levels with the sound off and enjoy some quiet time), and an alert that will emit every 5 seconds should you stray out of range. Further benefits of the MBP 36S include a temperature sensor on the baby unit, and controls to pan, tilt, and zoom the camera image remotely from the parent unit.
Renowned for making some of the best cordless phones around, Siemens Gigaset recently brought their expertise in DECT technology to the world of baby monitors. Their entry level PA330 is well-deserving of its position on our Top 10 offering exceptional sound quality and ease of use. The compact design of both the parent and baby unit make this a highly portable baby monitor so is a great choice if you plan to take it with you on holiday. If you’re looking for something basic, affordable and reliable then the Gigaset PA330 is the parent endorsed audio monitor for you!
The Motorola MBP 11 is another basic digital audio monitor, which offers great sound quality, and a simple plug-and-play setup. The sensitive microphone and dependable DECT technology ensure that audio is transmitted securely without any interference so you can listen to every gurgle, breath, and heart warming sound. The simple design of the parent unit incorporates five sound-activated LED lights, and convenient controls for adjusting the volume. Like the previous entry, the MBP11 are perfect for parents looking for a straightforward and portable monitor without all the fuss offered by more expensive models.
Another entry from BT who are one of the best-selling baby monitors brands year on year. The BT Baby Monitor 300 is their latest user-friendly audio monitor, which features the latest technology for HD sound for a range of up to 300 metres. There is an automatic “link” light on the parent unit, offering peace of mind that you are in range and receiving a signal from the baby monitor, and a low battery alert for peace of mind. And unlike some other budget and entry-level baby monitors, the BT 300 offers excellent value with a talk back function. Further benefits include a travel bag, an adjustable nightlight and a crying alert.
The Tomy TFV600 is one of the most affordable Digital Video Monitors you can buy so is excellent for any new parents keen to keep an eye on their little ones but strapped for cash. It has a lot of useful features, an impressive range, and the 2.4” colour display allows you to watch over your baby without disturbing them during the day and night. Don’t be put off by the design or packaging, whilst the TFV600 may not look as smart as some of the other baby monitors on our list it offers far more for your money than other similarly priced models and is unlikely to disappoint.
The stylish and user-friendly Philips AVENT SCD603 offers you long range, outstanding audio, voice activation mode, and infrared night vision. The parent unit has a 2.4” LCD screen which receives the high quality video feed from the camera, and allows you to communicate with your baby, and adjust settings such as the calming night light and lullabies. Peace of mind for new parents is at the forefront for Philips’ baby monitors, and the AVENT SCD603 is sure to guarantee just that, with excellent features and a premium feel.
The BT Baby Monitor and Pacifier is an award-winning device at a truly sensible price. It delivers HD sound quality in addition to a wealth of other great features. The baby unit comes equipped with a sensitive microphone, but does much more than simply transmit audio to the parent unit; It also acts as a nightlight that can play lullabies or music from an mp3 player. The parent unit also boasts a backlit LCD display, which allows you to check the temperature in your baby’s room, change the music and set reminders. Included with the monitor is a convenient travel bag.
Much like the BT Baby Monitor 300, the BT 250 features a bright, child-friendly design that is as lovely as they get. The instructions that come with the monitor are clear and simple, making it straightforward to set up. The parent unit gets decent range from the base in baby’s room, and features a built-in torch (which can be a handy extra!) and allows you to speak to your baby using a clever talk-back feature.The sound quality of the BT Baby Monitor 250 is excellent, and there is also a temperature sensor on the base, ensuring baby is never too hot or cold.
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